WUHU
WUHU logo.jpg
Broadcast areaBowling Green
Frequency107.1 MHz
BrandingAll Hit WUHU 107
Programming
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
Ownership
OwnerForever Communications, Inc.
WLYE-FM, WBVR-FM, WBGN-AM
History
First air date
December 1, 1986 (1986-12-01) [1]
Call sign meaning
WUHU as in "woo-hoo!" (current branding)
Technical information
Facility ID27242
ClassC2
Power50,000 Watts
Transmitter coordinates
36°50′35″N 86°15′30″W / 36.84306°N 86.25833°W / 36.84306; -86.25833
Links
WebsiteAllhitWUHU107.com

WUHU (107.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Top 40 (CHR) format. The station is licensed to Smiths Grove, Kentucky, United States, and it serves the Bowling Green area of south central Kentucky. The station is currently owned by Forever Communications, Inc. and features programming from ABC Radio.[2]

History

The station was assigned the call letters WBLG on November 1, 1985, when the FCC first issued the construction permit for the station.[3] The station actually signed on the air 13 months later, on December 1, 1986. On May 4, 1987, the station was purchased by Hilltopper Broadcasting, which would end up also owning WBGN the following year.[4][5]

In the station's first 14 years on the air, it played an Adult contemporary format. Hourly nation news updates were provided by NBC News Radio during that time period. During the 1990s, until March 2001, the station was branded as "Gator 107", and later "G-107."

On March 15, 2001, the station changed its call letters to the current WUHU. The current Top-40 format and "WUHU" branding were introduced on April 2, 2001, after a weekend stunt during the preceding weekend (March 31-April 1, 2001), in which the station played the same three songs (each of which featured the word "woo-hoo") repeatedly.[6] Forever Communications acquired the station on December 31, 2002. As a Top 40-formatted station, WUHU often competes with WRVW of Lebanon, Tennessee for listener allegiances due to Bowling Green's 60-mile proximity to the Nashville area.

Programming

Along with its music programming, the station is the local home of the American Top 40 and Weekend Top 30. Weather forecasts aired on the station are provided by NBC television affiliate WNKY.

References

  1. ^ 1992 Broadcasting Yearbook, page A-145
  2. ^ "WUHU Facility Record" United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. "WUHU Callsign history".
  4. ^ Nash, Francis M. (1995). Towers Over Kentucky: A history of Radio and TV in the Bluegrass State.
  5. ^ "Directory of Radio Stations in the United States and Canada". Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1997. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1997. p. B-187. [1]
  6. ^ "WUHU-FM debuts in Bowling Green". Bowling Green Daily News. 2001-04-02. "After a weekend of repeatedly playing the same three songs in what some listeners took as an April Fool's Day prank, radio station WBLG-FM was reborn Monday morning as WUHU-FM. In preparation for the switch, the WRUS Inc.-owned station played Dire Straits' "Walk of Life," which features the word "woo-hoo," and two songs titled "Woohoo" - one by Blur and one by the Rocketeens, throughout the weekend."